The management of Egbin Power Station in Ikorodu on Wednesday said it had commenced repair works on the damaged unit of the plant. The Chief Executive Officer of the station, Mike Uzoigbe, confirmed this in a telephone interview.
Uzoigbe said local repairs of the unit had commenced, while the process of opening contract bid by Marubeni Power International, the company to handle the repairs, had also commenced. “Contract for the repair of the faulty turbine was awarded to Marubeni Power International, a Japanese company, on December 19.
``We have commenced local repairs on the damaged Unit Six pending the official commencement of the repairs by the contractor. Once the contractor starts work, it will not last more than three-months to complete it. They are expected to start any time from now,’’ he said.
The company boss confirmed that five of the six units were working, while the station power generation currently stood at 994 mega watts.
``The sixth turbine, which contributes 220mega watts to the national grid, is expected to be repaired within 90 days.
The Federal Government pledged to commit N1.5 billion to the repairs of the faulty turbine. The Egbin Power Station is the biggest electricity generating plant in the country.